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Pope Francis Prays For Peace And Goodwill To All Men

Pope Francis, in his Christmas message, prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in troubled spots around the world that include Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other places experiencing conflict. “May all of us receive peace and consolation from the birth of the Savior and, in the knowledge that we are loved by the one heavenly Father, realize anew that we […]

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Let’s Return To “High Church”

New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove; through sleep and darkness safely brought, restored to life and power and thought. New mercies, each returning day, hover around us while we pray; new perils past, new sins forgiven, new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. – John Keble – New Every Morning Is the Love The good […]

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Reverend Clinton Chisholm Puts Sexual Purity In Perspective

Jamaican renowned scholar and theologian, the Reverend Clinton Chisholm, in an article in the press noted that “it would be difficult to advance a case from the New Testament justifying any sexual practice other than marital, consensual, heterosexual intercourse.” He noted that the Biblical position on sexual purity is not only unbridled and clear but also assumes the highest standard. […]

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Reverend Chisholm Charges Congregants To Show Self-Control

Renowned Jamaican theologian and scholar, Dr. Clinton Chisholm, in a sermon at the Sligoville Baptist Church recently warned congregants that as Christians they should show self-control. His exhortation comes amidst the news of an increasing number of pastors being prosecuted across the island for having sex with minors. “Self-control brethren, if you claim to be a child of God you […]

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Straight Talk On Sex And Sexual Abuse

The Reverend Clinton Chisholm in an opinion piece on rjrnewsonline.com entitled, Plain Talk on Sex & Sexual Abuse, not only waxed eruditely on the subject but also provided insightful pertinent information on the topic. He bemoaned the fact that sexual abuse of minors is far too prevalent in society, and the church is too sex shy to confront sexual issues. […]

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10 Reasons Ayaan Hirisi Ali Disagrees With Her Devout Muslim Father

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the 47-year- old, Somali-born, author, and former politician, is not only marked for death by fundamentalist Muslim fanatics but also is one of the most sought-after speakers by different groups within civil society. “My father, the man who is responsible for my education, taught me that Islam, quietly understood, is a religion of philosophy of peace,” said Ayaan […]

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Will Christmas Be Great Again?

“Let’s put Christ back into Christmas” has been a rallying cry it would seem every year at this time, especially from among those who are a little long in the tooth or have experienced a different type of Christmas celebration from what obtains today. Also, the echo of “up with Jesus down with Christmas” is an increasing sound from those […]

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Jesus Story Told — A Word To The Wise

The Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1 through 40 (KJV) And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city. And […]

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A Call To Prayer — Does It Work?

The question of whether prayer works is one that is receiving a lot of attention both in the social and traditional media. People of faith have absolutely no doubt about the effectiveness of a fervent prayer. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man […]

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Pastor Fined $1 Million Or 12 Months In Prison

Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller has been fined $1 million or 12 months in prison. Miller was found guilty on July 22 of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The renowned and popular pastor was sentenced in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday and given until next Tuesday to pay the fine. Miller, who heads the Fellowship […]